Before a mob forms to go string up Olevia
, I'll explain a possible way to make the remote work with the TV for the very determined people (and with the right type of remote). While I don't have the Olevia TV, I do have an HP TV that didn't work with my Comcast remote until I found this solution, so I feel your frustration.
First, to explain what the problem is: The new Olevia models seem to be using a fairly common protocol (NEC), but they change the device number from their previous models. Most the the remotes have the protocol built in, and should be able to be programmed to talk to the TV, but the TV isn't listening since none of the built in codes have the right device number to tell the TV to pay attention to the commands.
As for a possible
solution, many remotes are made by UEI and lot of those have a 6 pin header that can be used to upload upgrades using a computer to add a new instructions with the correct device number. Check the battery compartment of the cable remote and see if you can find a 6 pin header (4 pin in a single row, which I've seen in some remotes is not the same thing). If there is, there is a good chance you can upgrade the remote to add the correct protocol for the TV. Around the header, it should say either "JP1" "JP1.1" or "JP1.2". On my Comcast URC-1067 remote, .2 part of JP1.2 was hidden by the plastic case, so look carefully.
You can now go to this site
and read about JP1 cables and how you can use it to connect to a computer to upgrade and program remotes made by UEI. There's also a lot more information at the forum
You can either buy the cable from the links provided on that page (I think only diygadget actually still sells the cables), or make the appropriate one yourself depending on your remote and the type of interface you have available on your computer. You can find the instructions here
; "simple interface" for JP1 remote using parallel computer interface, or JP1.x for JP1.1 or JP1.2 remotes.
You need to get some software (Remotemaster or Keymaster, and IR), and some RDF and map and image files for your remote from here
, and this should
be the upgrade file for the new Olevia TV's that uses the RC-LTL remote.
This may seem like a lot of work just to get a remote to work with your TV; I said it's only for the really determined ones. But it does make your remote lot more capable besides making it upgradable (which by itself is pretty big). I happen to know how to solder passably and had most of the parts around so it wasn't too difficult nor expensive, but it might not be so easy for others.
Just a little disclaimer; as I said, I don't have the Olevia TV in question here, so I haven't actually tried the upgrade file myself. I'm going on what I know about these remotes, and examining the upgrade file that someone else had made and uploaded to the JP1 site. However, there's been about 30 downloads of that upgrade, according to that site, and I haven't seen any complaints, and there's one comment that confirms that it's worked for his 232V as well.